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Casey Wall was captain of the Lebanon Valley College’s baseball team in 2016. The junior who graduated from Colts Neck High School is a right-handed starting pitcher.

Wall went 3-for-4 and was the team co-leader in appearances (10) and complete games (three) and was second in strikeouts (31).

Lebanon Valley’s baseball team finished the season with a 17-22 overall record and went 8-13 in Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth play.

Wall is pursuing a bachelor of science degree in psychology.

Wall helped Colts Neck win a Shore Conference division title in 2012.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute rower Victoria Loehle (Morganville) was recognized by National Invitational Rowing Championships (NIRC) following the postseason events held on Lake Quinsigamond.

Loehle claimed a spot on the NIRC All-Stewards Team. She is a junior and is a graduate of Freehold High School.

The Battle of Monmouth Renegades girls travel soccer team is looking to add a few players for the fall 2016 season. The team won the fall 2015 championship of the U15G MOSA Premier Flight and will play U17G MOSA Premier (open to girls with birth years in 2000 and 2001) in the upcoming season.

Th Renegades are coached by a United States Soccer Federation National level coach and are professionally trained by a former nationally ranked youth player from Europe. Training curriculum is direct from U.S. Soccer and focuses on a possession-based methodology while developing the relevant skills needed for the next level.

Secondary carding is welcomed if already playing for another team — the Renegades are New Jersey Youth Soccer carded. Players must have strong travel experience. If interested, please contact rdefabri@gmail.com.

The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) introduced a balanced operational budget for the upcoming 2016-17 school year. The plan was endorsed by the association’s finance committee and subsequently approved by its executive committee.

The total budget for 2016-17 is expected to be $5.3 million — a 2 percent increase of approximately $105,000 compared to the current year.

“Our continuing challenge is to maintain the excellence of our wide range of programs, while at the same time controlling costs,” NJSIAA Executive Director Steve Timko said in a prepared statement. “This approved budget represents strong progress in that direction. Most importantly, there’s been no compromise to the essential services we provide to approximately 280,000 of New Jersey’s scholastic athletes.”

Monmouth University has claimed its second consecutive Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Overall Commissioner’s Cup and its third men’s title in as many years in the conference. The commissioner’s cup serves as a symbol of broad-based athletic excellence within the league.

After winning the overall title in 2014-15 with 145.50 points, the Hawks ran away with this year’s honor, racking up 167.25 points. The next closest competitor finished with 142.50 points. Monmouth similarly blistered the field for the men’s title, totaling 85 points, while Iona College stood 23.5 points behind in second place at 61.50. The Hawks also finished in second for the Women’s Commissioner’s Cup, earning 82.25 points — behind only Marist College’s 87.75 points.

“Our Monmouth student-athletes commit to the highest level of excellence in all of their pursuits,” Monmouth Vice President and Director of Athletics Marilyn McNeil said in a prepared statement. “The MAAC Commissioner’s Cup is emblematic of the athletics excellence of the whole [university], and every one of our Hawks contributed. We are so proud. The athletes, guided by their coaches and supported by the administrative staff, all share in the credit.”

Five Monmouth programs won conference regular-season championships, including men’s basketball, field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer and men’s tennis. Men’s tennis also won the MAAC Tournament title to advance to the program’s first NCAA Tournament appearance, while the men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field programs each won their third straight MAAC titles. Men’s soccer, women’s lacrosse and softball also helped the Hawks pile up points with league tournament runner-up finishes.

“It is a tremendous accomplishment for Monmouth to win the MAAC Commissioner’s Cup two years in a row,” said Monmouth women’s soccer head coach Krissy Turner, who led her team to its third-straight MAAC regular-season championship. “It is a true testament to the effort and hard work of our administration, coaching staff, support staff and, most importantly, our student-athletes. Monmouth has expectations to compete at the highest level, and winning this award demonstrates that, in 2015-16, we were the team to beat across the board.”

Dating back to its tenure in the Northeast Conference, Monmouth has now won nine overall commissioner’s cups in program history.

“I would like to congratulate Monmouth University, athletic director Marilyn McNeil, its student-athletes, coaches and administrators in winning the MAAC Overall Commissioner’s Cup and Men’s Commissioner’s Cup,” MAAC Commissioner Rich Ensor said. “Since its first season in the league in 2013, Monmouth’s overall athletic program has excelled and proven to be a winning institution by claiming its second consecutive Overall Commissioner’s Cup and third straight Men’s Commissioner’s Cup.”

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